PhD researcher in Marine Ecology, University of Exeter

As a marine ecologist and PhD candidate at the University of Exeter I’m working to find out how climate change is affecting intertidal species, camouflage and predation. Camouflage is the most widespread ways of avoiding predators, but stress – such as that caused by climate change – can have a major influence on animal colour. To find out how well fish and crabs blend in as the climate changes, I spend a large part of my time armed with bright red wellies, buckets, nets and a pretty cool camera.

As well as having a love of science, I also love to share it, spending time writing about quirky marine critters at www.nature.com/scitable/blog/saltwater-science and taking any excuse to get out in the field and spread my excitement about the ocean and the weird and wonderful things within it.

Experience

  • –present
    PhD student, University of Exeter

Education

  • 2012 
    Queen Mary University of London, MSc Marine Ecology and Environmental Management
  • 2010 
    University of Bristol, MSci Environmental Geoscience